tips for moving during coronavirus pandemic

5 Tips For Moving During The Coronavirus Pandemic

If you want tips for moving during the coronavirus pandemic, you’re in the right place.  In this post, we will give you helpful suggestions to stay safe during this epidemic and your relocation. 

COVID-19 is affecting our world and causing massive distress and upheaval.  As per the center for disease control and prevention, you should be mindful of symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath. 

We’re seeing that jobs are being lost, people are getting sick and the world is practically shutting down.  However, this may not necessarily stop you from moving and moving doesn’t have to be so scary if you take the right precautions.

moving during coronavirus pandemic

However, most businesses will accommodate you during this scary time. If you need to cancel, please cancel. It could mean your life.

As with moving, you will likely need to find a solution to move as safely as possible. And it doesn’t have to be such a stressful time.  Additionally, you will want to choose the right movers who are aware of COVID-19 and following CDC guidelines.

This post will give you helpful tips to keep yourself healthy and safe during your move.  And we know it will help you get to your new home in good spirits!

Additionally, you can read how to choose a moving company here.

Tips For Moving Safely During COVID-19 Outbreak

TIP 1: Talk To Your Movers

Whether you are using a moving company or your friends, you will want to establish clear communication with the people who will be helping you.  Make sure you know if anyone they know has fallen ill with COVID-19.

These are some of the questions you can ask:

  • Have you had any symptoms in the past several weeks?
  • Has anyone you know fallen ill?
  • What health and safety precautions are you planning to take during the move?
  • Will you and your team be wearing a mask and gloves
  • Is it possible to sign paperwork digitally?

If you keep communication open and ask the right questions, you should be in safe hands during your move.

Read this great article about moving with pets if you have pets you’re bringing along on your move.

TIP 2: Keep Belongings Sanitized

When you’re moving and people are touching your belongings, it’s important to keep them as sanitized as possible.  Whether you are moving locally or long distance, pack items carefully and make sure the seal them in boxes and bags.

When you arrive at your new home, clean each box prior to bringing it into your house.  If you must leave things in the garage then do so as your priority is keeping yourself safe.

wash hands and keep belongings sanitized

Other tips for keeping your belongings sanitized:

  • Wrap furniture in plastic (dispose of plastic once at your new residence)
  • Seal belongings in bags and boxes (dispose of the bags and boxes once arrived at your residence)
  • Wear gloves and face masks when unpacking
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Wear gloves and face masks
  • Ask your residential movers to wear gloves and face masks

Tip 3: Keep A Safe Distance

Keep a safe distance from yourself and the crew during the move.  We’re not implying that your crew has coronavirus by any means.  However, this is just the best thing to do in general as everyone is practicing social distancing in this predicament.

When speaking to others and the movers, keep over 6 feet distance between yourself and others.  This is not to protect yourself only.  It is also to eliminate means of transmission and protect the public.

Keeping a safe distance will help prevent spread of coronavirus.  And there’s nothing wrong with doing this throughout your move.

sign moving paperwork electronically

Tip 4: Sign Paperwork Electronically

Tip 4 is to sign your paperwork electronically.  Request that of the movers and customer service prior to your move.

Anything you would normally do with physical contact such as signing papers, shaking hands, and handing the movers money or a credit card should be avoided.  So see if you can eliminate this type of activity.

Tip 5: Don’t Ask Medically Compromised Individuals To Help You Move

Leave out the medically compromised and don’t ask them to help during your move.  This is to protect them and keep them safe.  If you have a family member who is at high risk either by age or a medical condition, do all the heavy lifting for them.  You don’t want them to be overly involved in the moving process and become ill.

While this tip might seem a little callous, we’re sure they will understand and thank you in the long run.  So when finding people to assist with the move, be sure to take into consideration their current state of health.


We hope these five tips have been helpful in teaching you how to move safely during the COVID-19 epidemic.  We truly hope you will use these tips for moving during the coronavirus pandemic and wish you the best of luck!

  • Thanks for this blog. I learned a lot from this blog. This blog is very helpful to

    those who are planning to move to their new home. Especially to those who are

    first-timer. I hope you post more tips so that we can learn more and we can apply

    it to our plan for a home relocation.

  • Thanks for your tips on how to move safely during the coronavirus outbreak. With the circumstances brought by this pandemic, I am worried that it might infect my children. My mom told me the other day to hire a moving company so we can move to our rest house in Portsmouth. With that, I shall then follow your tip to wear gloves and face masks when unpacking, wash hands every time, and practice social distancing.

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